Modified 07 March 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg


This workaround will let you send emails as attachments in Gmail

A feature sometimes missed by Outlook users switching to Gmail is the ability to attach emails to a new message. Here's an alternative method you could try.

  • Open the email you want to send as an attachment.
  • Click on the small Printer icon above the Reply button.
  • In the Print pop up box, select Change under Destination and choose Save to Drive from the Google Cloud Print section.
  • Press Save - this will save your email as a PDF under My Drive. You can repeat these steps to save as many emails as you need to.
  • Now open a new Compose window and select the Insert Files using Drive icon by hovering over the Paperclip and clicking the small Drive icon.
  • Choose My Drive from the left menu and find your new PDF - it should be the first in the list.
  • Your email will appear as a link in the body of your email and is automatically shared with the recipient (you can change these rights in a pop up window before sending the email).

Hot Tip - to send your email as a true attachment, use the Save as PDF option from the Print pop up box to save the email as a PDF to your hard drive then attach as normal.